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November 22: Santa's Elves at Oak Crest to Create 400 Stockings for Salvation Army

November 15, 2016

Parkville, Maryland--When Ann France retired, she was asked by a friend to volunteer with the Baltimore-area Salvation Army.

Thirty years later, she is responsible for bringing Christmas cheer to thousands of children in the area.

Ms. France, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, is an Executive Board Member of the Baltimore Area Command Women's Auxiliary.  She is gearing up for her signature project to be held on Tuesday, November 22nd from 9:00am-9:45am.

Under her direction, 50 residents of Oak Crest will fill 400 stockings with toys, games and school supplies for the benefit of Baltimore-area families…in just over 30 minutes!  It is the 21st year in which she has led Oak Crest's version of Santa's workshop.

The loaded stockings will be distributed by the Salvation Army at their Hampden center in December.  Oak Crest residents raised over $3,700 for the project in October and received an additional $1,500 contribution from the Lady Elks of Towson.

WHAT: Stocking Stuffing Party with Baltimore Area Salvation Army

WHEN: Tuesday, November 22nd, 9:00am-9:45am

WHERE: Oak Crest Retirement Community        Erickson Hall        Crestview Station Clubhouse        8800 Walther Boulevard        Parkville, MD 21234

For more information, please contact Jeff Getek at 410-456-9809 or

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About Oak Crest:  Oak Crest is one of nineteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Parkville, Maryland the scenic 87-acre campus is home to more than 2,100 residents.  Oak Crest is the ideal greater Baltimore retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.